Patents Examined by Donald M Flores, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10987893
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermally conductive thin sheet for protecting an element, etc. integrated in an electronic device from heat, and an article comprising the same. As the thermally conductive thin film sheet has a thermally conductive filler layer formed on both surfaces of a thermally conductive adhesive film having a composite filler, the thermally conductive thin film sheet has excellent tensile strength and flexibility and thus is easy to handle while having a high fill factor of the thermally conductive filler. Accordingly, heat generated during use can be effectively removed by applying the thermally conductive thin film sheet to various articles such as electronic devices, illumination equipment, etc., in which a light emitting source such as an LED, an OLED, etc. is adopted or IC chips are highly integrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Sung-Woon Yoo, Dong-Ha Kim
  • Patent number: 10981319
    Abstract: A blow-molded plastic structure has a hollow interior portion formed during a blow-molding process, and includes first and second outer portions that are spaced apart from each other, with the hollow interior portion disposed there between. The structure includes a pattern of structural stiffening features that are integrally formed in the second outer portion. The pattern of structural stiffening features includes a plurality of tripodal depressions disposed in rows and columns and a plurality of convex regions disposed in rows and columns between the plurality of tripodal depressions. Each convex region has a maximum height between the first and second outer portions. Each of the tripodal depressions extends into the hollow interior portion, includes three indentations disposed adjacent the first outer portion, and includes an island spaced away from the first outer portion. The island has three sides, each of which is disposed adjacent one of the three indentations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Dongguan Shichang Metals Factory Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen-Kang Lin
  • Patent number: 10974971
    Abstract: The disclosed is provided with a composite material device, comprising a substrate, a plurality of pores provided on the substrate, and a plurality of metal particles adhered onto inner walls of the pores, the metal particles having a particle size of from 1 to 200 nm, wherein the plurality of metal particles have at least x different particle sizes d. The composite material device of the present discloser has a high light absorption rate and a broad light absorption wavelength range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Jia Zhu, Lin Zhou, Yingling Tan
  • Patent number: 10974479
    Abstract: A bending area structure of a flexible display panel is disclosed and includes a flexible substrate layer, a circuit layer, and at least one organic layer. The circuit layer is disposed on the flexible substrate layer. The at least one organic layer is disposed on the circuit layer. A plurality of protrusions are arranged on an upper surface of the at least one organic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jie Shi
  • Patent number: 10974421
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to making polyurethane foam less likely to become separated from an in-mold foamed molded product unit, the in-mold foamed molded product unit including an in-mold foamed molded product and an insert material which are integrally provided. A foamed composite molded product is configured such that a portion of an insert material is exposed to an outside of an in-mold foamed molded product, and is in contact with polyurethane foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Yuki Tobimatsu, Masahiko Sameshima
  • Patent number: 10960652
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an integrally molded vehicular undercover having air permeability includes a base material layer containing inorganic fibers and a first solidified thermoplastic binder, the base material layer having a road side surface and a vehicle body side surface, an outer layer containing synthetic resin fibers and a second solidified thermoplastic binder, the outer layer being integrated with the road side surface of the base material layer, and a synthetic resin layer having air permeability, the synthetic resin layer being integrated with the vehicle body side surface of the base material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Hiromichi Miyano
  • Patent number: 10961156
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device comprising a cable and/or a cable accessory, said cable and/or said cable accessory comprising at least one composite layer obtained from a composite composition based on at least one cellulose derivative, at least one organic compound having a boiling point or a decomposition temperature above about 100° C. and at least one cement composition selected from an aluminosilicate geopolymer composition and a magnesium-based composition, as well as to a method of manufacturing such a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventors: Thierry Auvray, Franck Gyppaz, Nicolas Estreboou
  • Patent number: 10957916
    Abstract: A precursor fiber sheet includes short carbon fibers having an average length of 3 to 10 mm, natural pulp having an ash content of 0.15 mass % or less, and a heat-carbonizable resin, and a porous carbon sheet is obtained by carbonizing the precursor fiber sheet. This enhances gas diffusibility and water removal properties of the porous carbon sheet and has high mechanical strength and few appearance defects even when the bulk density of the porous carbon sheet is lowered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Okano, Takayuki Oda, Takashi Chida
  • Patent number: 10946734
    Abstract: A profile strip for a motor vehicle, in particular for a sealing assembly in a window or door area of a motor vehicle. The profile strip comprises a securing profile section that can be secured on a first part of the motor vehicle. The profile strip comprises a sealing profile section connected to the securing profile section, produced from a vulcanized rubber matrix and configured to allow relative movements with reduced friction between the profile strip and a second part of the motor vehicle. A contact surface of the sealing profile section that can be brought into contact with the second part is provided with an anti-friction coating that comprises an anti-friction coating matrix and anti-friction particles embedded in the anti-friction coating matrix that are produced from UHMWPE. The anti-friction coating matrix is a vulcanized EPDM matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Schmid, Dominik Schramm
  • Patent number: 10946590
    Abstract: An assembly of joined injection molded parts and a method for joining injection molded parts is disclosed herein. The assembly includes, but is not limited to, a first injection molded part having a first bonding area. The first bonding area has a plurality of first fingers extending from a surface of the first bonding area. The assembly further includes a second injection molded part having a second bonding area. The second bonding area corresponds in shape to the first bonding area and has a plurality of second fingers that extend from a surface of the second bonding area. The assembly includes an adhesive tape arranged between the plurality of first fingers and the plurality of second fingers. The adhesive tape is configured to bond the first injection molded part to the second injection molded part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Scott Shields, Brett Schnur, Brad Kusky
  • Patent number: 10914866
    Abstract: Materials comprising metamaterials exhibiting form-induced birefringence and anisotropic optical properties are provided. The disclosed articles comprise structures with critical dimensions which are on the order of or smaller than the wavelength for the gigahertz and terahertz spectral range. Methods of preparing same using stereolithography are disclosed. In a further aspect, the disclosed methods pertain to spectroscopic ellipsometry methods comprising a biaxial (orthorhombic) layer homogenization approach is to analyze the terahertz ellipsometric data obtained at three different sample azimuth orientations. The disclosed articles and methods demonstrate provide an avenue to fabricate metamaterials for the terahertz spectral range and allows tailoring of the polarizability and anisotropy of the host material. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Tino Hofmann, Daniel Fullager, Stefan Schoeche, Craig M. Herzinger, Susanne Madeline Lee, Erin Kathleen Sharma
  • Patent number: 10894737
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for forming melt-formed fibres and melt-formed biosoluble fibers are disclosed. The apparatus comprises a spinning head comprising one or more rotors; a plurality of nozzles or slots disposed around at least part of the one or more rotors; a conveyor; and a barrier between the spinning head and the conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Thermal Ceramics UK Limited
    Inventors: Michael Hankinson, Gary Jubb
  • Patent number: 10875239
    Abstract: A first aspect of the present invention is a constant force compression construct, comprising: (a) a plurality of compressible layers, each compressible layer comprising a plurality of interconnected flexible struts configured as a regular hexagonal lattice of repeating unit cells, with the layers spaced apart from one another, and with the unit cells of each layer aligned with one another; and (b) a plurality of beams interconnecting each of the compressible layers with each respective adjacent compressible layer to form a three-dimensional lattice having an upper portion, a lower portion, and a compressible region therebetween, with the repeating unit cells contained in the compressible region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Carbon, Inc.
    Inventor: Sean Friedrich Walter McCluskey
  • Patent number: 10870452
    Abstract: A fiber-reinforced plastic component includes a three-dimensional component plastic member and at least one reinforcement fiber rod. The three-dimensional component plastic member determines at least parts of a shape of the plastic component. The three-dimensional component plastic member has at least one void which is open to at least one side and in which the at least one reinforcement fiber rod is placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Thomas Hogger
  • Patent number: 10864704
    Abstract: A molded product includes a body including a flat part and a projection protruding from the flat part, a design member including a design surface, and an adhesive member sticking the design member to the body. The adhesive member includes a buffer portion formed by cutting off a part of the adhesive member at a position corresponding at least to the projection. Thus, the adhesive member negates differences in level on the body, allowing the design surface to be smooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Seonghun Lee, Yuichi Takahashi, Tomoomi Kiyomiya
  • Patent number: 10858741
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an article comprising one or more channels and a multi-layer protective coating on the one or more channels. The multi-layer protective coating includes an anodization layer comprising a plurality of cracks and a plurality of pores, a sealing layer on the anodization layer, and a top layer on the sealing layer. The sealing layer comprises a metal oxide, the seals the plurality of cracks and the plurality of pores, and has a porosity of approximately 0%. The top layer comprises a rare earth oxide, a rare earth fluoride, or a rare earth oxyfluoride, has a different material composition than the sealing layer, and has a porosity of approximately 0%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiao-Ming He, Jennifer Y. Sun
  • Patent number: 10814936
    Abstract: A core layer suitable for a multilayer composite including at least one surface layer and one core layer, the surface layer arranged to at least partially cover the core layer and be fixedly connected thereto, wherein the core layer has elements composed of wood, which elements have plate-like regions arranged in zig-zag-shaped fashion, wherein a plate-like zig region of an element with an adjoining plate-like zag region of the element form a common edge between them, in such a way that the wood element of zig-zag-shaped form is formed, wherein elements of zig-zag-shaped form are arranged in the core layer such that two such edges of two different elements cross one another at a non-zero angle, and wherein the two elements are fixedly connected to one another at the crossing point. In one embodiment, a wood element of zig-zag-shaped form may be adhesively bonded to a planar wood element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Eckstein, Achim Moeller, Hans-Joachim Danzer
  • Patent number: 10770678
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure provides a cover for a flexible display panel, including an organic film including a recessed portion, a reinforcing layer disposed in the recessed portion, and a first and second rigid structure adjacent to each other disposed on the organic film, the first rigid structure includes a first joint portion, and the second rigid structure includes a second joint portion, the first joint portion and the second joint portion being configured to be separated from each other when the reinforcing layer is bent, and to be joined to form a one-piece structure when the reinforcing layer is not bent. In an embodiment of the present disclosure, by providing on the organic film a reinforcing layer and rigid structures that can be joined and separated, the cover may exhibit enhanced surface hardness, impact resistance and user's feel while the bending of the cover can be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Yao Hu
  • Patent number: 10770874
    Abstract: A flexible covering for wires, cables, and the like includes a flexible sleeve in a partially rolled natural state and capable of being unrolled, and at least one pliable rod or insert running through an entire length of the flexible sleeve capable of firmly holding the flexible sleeve in a bent shape while allowing the flexible sleeve to remain wrapped around a bundle of wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Dale Kim
  • Patent number: 10766237
    Abstract: The polyester film is formed with a polyester resin whose main constituent component is ethylene terephthalate. The polyester film has two or more layers that include at least one fold holding layer, which is present on at least one of the film surfaces and has a total of at least one monomer component that can form an amorphous component of 12-30% by mol in all monomer components of the fold holding layer and a difference in amount of an amorphous component of 4-30% by mol obtained by deducting an amount of an amorphous component in a layer other than the fold holding layer from the amount of the amorphous component in the fold holding layer. The polyester film has a fold holding angle of 20-70 degrees and a heat shrinkage rate of 0-15% in the longitudinal and width directions when treated in 80° C. hot water for 10 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shintaro Ishimaru, Masayuki Haruta